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. the damage felt at the seaside communities and jersey shore and coastal areas in and around new york city. after two days of suspended animation, wall street was up and operating on generator power, but the rest of lower manhattan remains dark, and the city subways and commuter rails which bring millions to work etch day have just barely begun to return to service. with some tunnels still full of seawater the damage will not be repaired overnight. two days after sandy made landfall emergency officials report at least 63 dead, including as many as 30 in new york and eight in new jersey. 6 million homes and businesses in 17 states without power. including around 650,000 in new york city alone. and costs to the country's economy estimated between $10 billion and $20 billion and growing. we're going to talk about the political, economic and environment implications of hurricane sandy for the next two hours, including how this natural disaster has linked this year's prominent foes, president obama andries and chris christie. both told reporters that they were determined to repair and rebuild t
they can. in hoboken across the hudson river from new york city, families trapped by sandy even today, are being rescued by units of the national guard. in new york, tens of thousands of commuters lined up for buses as most subway tunnels remain flooded. federal officials have already brought in a million meals and other emergency supplies to the city and more will be needed. the totals across the country in sandy's wake, at least 93 dead including 38 in new york city and 12 in new jersey. some 4.5 million homes and businesses without power. an enormous number but one that is better than it had been. an estimated $50 billion in storm-related losses, a number that keeps rising. on the campaign trail, mitt romney encountered a heckler who voiced a widespread theory of what had made the storm so deadly. >> romney: thank you for the help you provided and for the help you're going to provide. [ applause ] >> what about the climate? that's what caused this monster storm. >> eliot: romney didn't have an answer. his s
, light and other necessities millions in the new york city are desperate for some relief. so a bit of good news. hundreds of thousands in manhattan could get power back by midnight tonight. yet around the region, many are waiting as long as four hours to buy gas. fortunately new york's subway commuter rails are coming back and officials say the gas shortage should ease by midweek. meanwhile, the annual new york marathon has been canceled. many said it would divert needed resources from the cleanup and it was insensitive to the millions still suffering from the effects of the storm. adding up the sandy's grim totals. at least 102 dead including 41 in new york alone. some 3.6 million homes and businesses still without power. and $50 billion in losses. and now for some good news for the economy. the president's re-election campaign. the economy beat a consensus of economists expectations added 184,000 new jobs last month and the private sector while it shed 13,000 public sector jobs, netting out a gain of 171,000 jobs. and revised employment reports forage and september added another
,000, people in new york city and, they're going to lose their home mortgage deduction. that wouldn't cover the first five or six years of a mortgage of a home in large parts of new york and massachusetts. >> eliot: the not for profits will go crazy the deduction for state and local taxes it seems impossible that you would get the votes to repeal those. >> that's why i'm satisfied that we do the $1.6 trillion and let's try to do it out of the deductions because in the end they're going to see the rates--it's a cleaner way to do it and politically it's less damaging. the other point we keep saying we're talking about what, $40 per thousand. people who are already making $250,000 a year, and apparently the argument is, well, after they make 250 in taxable income and they have another chance to make another 1,000, they won't do it because they'll only profit $960. that's farfetched. >> eliot: every piece of study has proven that arguments holds no water. thank you. tensions are escalateing. we have the current state of the middle east coming right up on "viewpoint." comedian, political satiris
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to solve the hunger problem right here in new york city. the >> eliot: john boehner may refuse to raise taxes on the rich, but others sound a bit more reasonable, including of all people the ceo of goldman sachs. that's head. but i'm i'm let's join jennifer granholm for an up in-depth report on schools meals and more about benghazi and the petraeus scandal. that's >> eliot: goal man sax ceo lloyd blankfein has an important op-ed in today's wall street journal. perhaps making up for the fact that no traditional wall street banking ceos were invited to the ceo con fab at the white house today. he wanted to get his views on some important fiscal issues on the record. he does articulate a framework that permits a serious go goesation leaving a resume of over 1 trillion-dollar of cash sitting on the balance sheets of u.s. companies. eliminateing uncertainty would be fine the much more important issue is a lack of demand for the products that the capital expenditures would produce. we have a demand crisis and not an uncertainty crisis. that point needs to be reiterated often. blankfein says i
. errol louis inside city hole, and mark jacobson, contributor editor of new york magazine. thank you for joining us. how did the republicans losososososososososososososososososososososososososososososososos >> eliot: tax hikes on the highest incomes do not kill jobs. the evidence is in, our conversation is with you the viewer because we're independent. >>here's how you can connect with "viewpoint with eliot spitzer." >>questions, of course, need to be answered. >>we will not settle for the easy answers. >> eliot: if last week was all about politics, and thankfully things turned oh out pretty well maybe this week we can put ideology and partisanship aside for a moment and apply a more objective scientific approach oh some of the tough issues we face. what do historical records and data suggest might be the better course for our nation to follow? specifically cha is the impact of increasing the top marginal tax rate on the rate of investment and job creation? if numbers could persuade me that raising that rate injured job creation, i would reconsider my belief that wealthy should pay m
florida major cities like new york, francisco and los angeles, all traditionally democratic enclaves. those who are won't pay the taxes oppose them, and those who will support it. here with me, robert reich at u uc berkeley's goldman school of policies. is this politics that goes back to what is the matter with kansas book a few years back. they would really not be affected by the tax increase that they want us to go through. >> it is one of the great ironies. it has to do with the big lie. if you tell the big lie over and over again people start believing it. and one of the lies that republicans have been telling for year is the lie of trickle down economics. the wealthy are job creators. if you tax them you'll have fewer jobs, fewer--less income over all. it's obviously a lie. it has proven to be a lie. if you tell it again over and over again at least enough people begin believing it in red states. people who are not at all wealthy that it has some heft. the other thing that republicans have been spreading the word about or trying to convince people about who are not going to be
host of ny 1's inside city hall and mark jacobson, contributing editor of the new york magazine. thank you both for your time tonight. tell me how the two compare visually? >> let's see, first of all it's cold in rockaway. the best thing about katrina it happens in new orleans during the summer is it wasn't cold. but the devastation along the coast line is similar. just without the flooding. the water just stayed there. in katrina the traditional hugertraditionalhurricane damage was not the problem. it was that the floodwaters stayed. >> eliot: the lack of fundamental energies, heat food, the devastation the public is getting equally upset in terms of the frustration levels. >> i don't think the people people--rockaway is the peninsula which is have very interesting point because it starts at breezy point, and then it goes down to the far rock rockaway. so you've got this racial ethnic kind of kaleidoscope there. but then you have everybody in the same boat because anybody has any power or water. no hot water. and it's just--it mounts up. it's like a geometric progression. if you don't
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